Behind the new day at Memphis Animal Services

May 24, 2017

Challenge shelter Memphis Animal Services has been in the news lately, thanks to an amazing turnaround led by new director Alexis Pugh. As an article in the Memphis Daily News put it, “When you walk through the doors… you may not recognize the place. Euthanasia rates are low. Relationships with local rescue groups are strong. […]


Report from a Million Cat Expo

May 17, 2017

This year’s Expo, held in Fort Lauderdale May 8-12, was all about cats. Well, there may have been some information about other animals, but when it comes to the Million Cat Team, it’s always all about cats! We had a great time connecting with our Challengers and supporters at our booth, where the top attraction […]


ICYMI: Animal shelters creating big lifesaving impact with small changes

May 4, 2017

Did you miss the great news on how small changes can help you make a big difference for the cats in your shelter? Our webinar Small Changes, Big Results for Cats is now available on-demand! The webinar, with Director Mike Keiley of the Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center MSPCA at Nevins Farm and […]


An open-admission shelter in the South opens its mind to new ways to save cats

April 27, 2017

Cats: The final frontier. This is the voyage of a shelter in Greenville County, South Carolina, as told by its captain, Shelly Simmons, CAWA. Its mission: To explore strange new ideas (like community cat diversion), to seek out new and exciting ways of thinking for their staff, volunteers, and community; to boldly go where their […]


Catch the Million Cat pawprints all over HSUS Expo 2017

April 20, 2017

Will you be at HSUS Expo in Ft. Lauderdale May 8-12? Come see us at booth 516 and attend our Million Cat Challenge sessions! Return-to-field, part one: Putting theory into action Thursday, May 11, 9-10:30 AM As return-to-field (RTF) programs gain in popularity across the country, shelters are experiencing dramatic decreases in feline intake and […]


9 tips to get long-stay shelter cats adopted

April 13, 2017

Do your long-term cats have an negative features that are holding them back, or any positive features that could be highlighted? Here are nine proven tips from Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Julie Levy of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida: 1)      Move to the most desirable housing space in the shelter […]


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